§ Mr. Lawrence
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) if he will now introduce a self-financing dog warden service operated by local authorities; and if he will make a statement;
(2) what representations he has received from local authorities about the need for a national dog warden service supported by a £5 dog licence fee.
§ Mr. Fox
Representations on these and other recommendations of the interdepartmental working party's report on dogs have been made by local government, either individually or via the local authority associations. All views received are being taken into account in the current consideration of the issues.